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PUSHING DAISIES Sneak Peek (Video)

July 31, 2007 by  
Filed under TV News

I was just about to post all about the fantastic PUSHING DAISIES panel that I attended this past weekend at Comic-Con, but then it hit me. Although you’ve heard me praise the show time and time again, many of you might not have any idea about what the show is even about. So before we move forward, please take a minute to check out a special sneak peek of the ABC’s new forensic fairy tale, PUSHING DAISIES.

I think probably goes without saying, but the video and accompanying description contain spoilers for the pilot episode.

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From Bryan Fuller (“Heroes,” “Wonderfalls”) and Barry Sonnenfeld (“Men in Black”) comes a new series with an unprecedented blend of romance, fantasy and mystery, “Pushing Daisies,” a forensic fairytale about Ned, a young man with a very special gift. As a young boy Ned discovers that he can return the dead briefly back to life with just one touch. But his random gift isn’t without deadly consequences… as he soon finds out. (Continue reading at ThePieMaker.com)

Bill Simmons on Today’s TV

July 31, 2007 by  
Filed under TV News

Bill SimmonsESPN columnist (and a personal hero of mine) Bill Simmons talks to BostonNow.com about what he’s watching and what he’s avoiding on TV these days. And in case you are wondering why a sports columnist is talking about TV, then you probably haven’t read much of Bill Simmons work. This guy can’t hang with the best of us TV junkies.

How much non-sports television do you watch each week? What do you have season passed?
Bill Simmons: I’m ashamed of my TV habits because I watch way too much crap and not enough good stuff. At the same time, the TV industry is in a major slump – especially right now, the summer shows have just sucked. Couldn’t they throw us a bone and bring back Temptation Island or have a 90210 reunion show or something? They just keep trotting out more and more crap. (Oh, wait, Temptation Island and 90210 were crap, I forgot. But at least they were good crap!) Also, it’s so hard to get invested in one of these serial shows because you never know if the network will pull the plug – after what happened with Reunion, I’m scared off by any show that builds towards a cliffhanger. So what I’ve been doing is waiting to see if the show makes it, then catching up on DVD – that’s how I handled Friday Night Lights this summer, as well as Kidnapped, a show that actually did get canceled but works splendidly as a DVD purchase. (Click here to read the full interview)

AGE OF LOVE Recap: Cry Baby

July 31, 2007 by  
Filed under TV News

Episode: Seven
Original Airdate: 7/30/07
GMMR Recapper: SB

Alright, I am not kidding you at all about this—the very first thing I wrote at the top of my notes was, “Mary’s gone, Jayanna’s gone … who am I going to hate the most now?” Surprise! It’s Jayanna.

I’ll backtrack. The four remaining women are sitting in the kitchen, obviously just back from the camping trip, and Maria asks Jen if she’s okay and tells her she looks like she just lost her best friend, which she did. Jen gives us a talking head where she says that if she didn’t know Mark, she’d hate him for what he did to her friend. And the fact that Jen loves Jayanna this much proves to me that she is at least as retarded as Megan, and maybe more.

Later, although how much later is unclear, there is a video in the room that the girls are supposed to watch. Maria calls the Kittens down and I think we’re all expecting it to be Mark, but no. It is Jayanna, after being dumped by Mark. She is “warning” the other girls about Amanda, and how she will go to Mark with things you say and twist them around, and how Amanda is so desperate for a man that she’ll stab anyone in the back. Jayanna again tries to play it like she gave Amanda advice, which is total BS, of course, and calls Amanda pathetic. This whole time, Megan and I are having basically the same reaction, which is a hybrid jaw-drop/shocked laughing. Amanda takes this remarkably well, and says when it’s over that she thinks Jayanna is pathetic. You and me both, sister. Maria seems totally unaffected by the whole thing, since I think she knows to take Jayanna with a grain of salt. And then there is Jen. She is clearly eating up every word and in her talking head, sounds like she is plotting revenge against Amanda.

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BIG BROTHER’s Nick Goes From HOT to WTF?

July 31, 2007 by  
Filed under Big Brother, Big Brother Spoilers

BIG BROTHER 8 houseguest Nick clearly held the title for hottest in the house. The eyes, the body, that hair, the accent…and did I mention the body?  But over this past week Nick has just fallen apart.  Check out a pic from earlier today to see Nick’s new look.

Just a reminder of the before…

Big Brother, Nick

To see a pic of what Nick looks like today, continue reading after the jump. (spoiler alert!)

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Krasinski, Bell, Fischer, Helms & More Make Hot Comedy List

Premiere.com just listed its 20 Hottest New Faces in Comedy list and a few of our TV favorites made the list. So just which TV stars are taking over the best comedy roles on the big screen?

Ed HelmsEd Helms
Age: 33
Comedy Credentials: The Daily Show, The Office
What’s So Funny? Knocked Up director and all-around comedy kingmaker Judd Apatow told Variety that Helms is a national treasure, even though “the nation does not know it yet,” when announcing that Helms will write and star in the buddy comedy A Whole New Hugh for Universal. So who are we to disagree? Helms has followed in the footsteps of his fellow Daily Show alum Steve Carell to both The Office on TV and Evan Almighty on the big screen, but will strike out on his own next year with supporting turns in Eddie Murphy’s Starship Dave and a cameo in Walk Hard.

Will ArnettWill Arnett
Age: 37
Comedy Credentials: Arrested Development, Blades of Glory
What’s So Funny? Ever since playing the incompetent magician Gob (pronounced Jobe) on Arrested Development, Arnett has turned the lovable jerk into an art form as the white-collar criminal Nelson Biederman IV in Let’s Go to Prison and the evil ice skater Stranz Van Waldenberg in Blades of Glory. Arnett isn’t going soft any time soon, as his turn as a sleazy boyfriend in Hot Rod attests, but the actor is getting a chance to show his more sensitive side — sort of — in the pregnancy comedy The Brothers Solomon, before re-teaming with Will Ferrell in the basketball comedy Semi-Pro.

Kristen BellKristen Bell
Age: 27
Comedy Credentials: Veronica Mars, Reefer Madness
What’s So Funny? Television’s loss is cinema’s gain since Veronica Mars‘s bubbly alter ego is making her move to the big screen — though it won’t be a real stretch. In the Judd Apatow–produced Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Bell is a TV star who ditches her boyfriend only to end up running into him with her new boyfriend in Hawaii. She’ll also play to her Veronica Mars fanbase as a geeky gal-Friday in the upcoming Fanboys. Bell’s first Hollywood horror film may not have had a Pulse, but then the acid-tongued actress came out swinging and singing in the subversive musical Reefer Madness. Expect big things from the 5’1″ star.

Jenna FischerJenna Fischer
Age: 33
Comedy Credentials: Blades of Glory, Lollilove
What’s So Funny? The Office star passed the big-screen test in March when she successfully translated the winsomeness of her lowly TV secretary Pam Beesley to a shy henchwoman in Blades of Glory. But Hollywood has bigger plans for Fischer: The actress is already committed to The Brothers Solomon, the faux rockumentary Walk Hard, and a role in Quebec, a film about two grocery-store middle managers fighting over a promotion. And future job prospects shouldn’t be a concern for Fischer; her directorial debut, Lollilove, about a Hollywood housewife’s attempts at charity, is a comic gem.

John Krasinski
Age: 31 (nope)
Comedy Credentials: The Office
What’s So Funny? Krasinski interned at Late Night With Conan O’Brien before becoming primetime TV’s sexiest everyguy on The Office, so his comedy cred isn’t in question. The unassuming star who‘s made an art of raising eyebrows as Jim on The Office will go highbrow later this year with the George Clooney–directed romantic comedy Leatherheads and his own directorial debut, Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, based on the amusingly anthropological short-story collection of David Foster Wallace.

Check out the others who made the list: Amy Adams, Malin Ackerman, Elizabeth Banks, Dane Cook, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler, Bill Hader, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Justin Long, Seth Rogan, Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, Joe Swanberg, Justin Theroux. (Click here to read up on each of these funny faces)

Thanks to Joanna for the tip.

What to Watch…Tuesday, July 31, 2007

July 31, 2007 by  
Filed under TV News

Just wondering where July went? This month flew by. At least we are that much closer to the start of the Fall TV season.  There’s some good TV on tonight.  I hope you will all tune in for the second episode of DAMAGES. And of course BIG BROTHER is always some great guilty pleasure TV.  Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!

MeeVee RecommendsDamages
Mounting pressures prompt Frobisher to contemplate extreme measures as Ellen delivers her friend Katie as a key witness. But Patty has suspicions about Katie’s testimony. Katie: Anastasia Griffith..

Big Brother 8Big Brother
Tonight is the Power of Veto competition. Who will win? And will the winner use his/her power to save either Jen or Kail from the chopping block. If you’d like to know, head over to GMMR’s Big Brother 8 spoilers.

MeeVee RecommendsThe Singing Bee
A karaoke-inspired competition in which contestants must finish the lyrics to popular songs once the band stops playing.

MOONLIGHT’s Alex O’Loughlin Looks Like…

You know when you see a friend’s baby for the first time and people always say, “look doesn’t he have his father’s eyes, and his mother’s ears?” Yeah, I can never tell. I just nod in agreement at the resemblance I’m supposed to be seeing.

I’m explaining all this because I’m am having one of those moments that I just can’t help but recognize the strong resemblance MOONLIGHT actor Alex O’Loughlin has to Patrick Dempsey and Jon Stewart. Am I making this up or do you see it too?

Alex O’Loughlin, Patrick Dempsey, Jon Stewart

I also have another shot of Alex where he looks just like Rodrigo Santoro (I’ll be posting that one later tomorrow).

BIG BROTHER Spoilers: Drama, Drama, Drama

If you don’t mind a few spoilers from inside the BIG BROTHER 8 house the you must check out this video from earlier today.  Danielle and Jen get into a heated argument about their issues, and a few of the other houseguests get “involved” in their conversation.

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For more BIG BROTHER spoilers, including who won the POV this week, check out the BIG BROTHER 8 Spoilers here.

Eye Candy: Wentworth Miller Modeling Pictures

July 30, 2007 by  
Filed under Wentworth Miller

I just came across these swoon-worthy pics of Wentworth Miller doing a little modeling for Bean Pole pics.  When is PRISON BREAK coming back again? I guess I should be the one to find out, right?1  I’m going through Wenty withdrawl. Sweet dreams ladies.

Wentworth Miller, Bean Pole Modeling Pics

For more pics, check out JustJared.com

Lane Garrison Drinking & Driving PSA

July 30, 2007 by  
Filed under TV News

On May 21, 2007 Lane Garrison (Prison Break) Garrison pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving for a December 2, 2006 crash that killed 17-year-old Beverly Hills High School student Vahagn Setian, a passenger in his car. He could face up to six years and eight months in prison.

Garrison has made several statements accepting responsibility for the accident including this PSA warning against the dangers of drinking and driving.  The video is chilling but serves its purpose well.

Lane Garrison Drinking & Driving PSA

MOONLIGHT: Interview with a Vampire

July 30, 2007 by  
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Check out this extended promo for CBS’s new show MOONLIGHT starring Alex O’Loughlin, Shannyn Sossamon, Sophia Myles, Brian White and Jason Dohring.  This is the same preview they showed during the Comic-Con panel earlier this week. I loved this smart and sassy promo.  And Alex O’Loughlin….damn!

Moonlight Preview

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Scott Porter at Comic-Con

July 30, 2007 by  
Filed under Friday Night Lights, TV News

You never know who is going to be roaming the floors at Comic-Con. As we were strolling through the crowds yesterday (and by strolling I mean fighting for our lives not be trampled by the hoards of people), we spotted the adorable Scott Porter, who many of you know as Jason Street of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS.

GMMR and Scott Porter who stars as Jason Street on FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

Vote PetrelliIt was a funny moment because I was walking around, oblivious to the world around me, when Ducky leaned in and whispered into my ear: “Kath, don’t freak out or anything but Jason Street is right next to you!” I nonchalantly turned my head and indeed it was him. Then I not-so-nonchalantly tapped him on the shoulder and snagged a picture with him (come on, I had to). Ducky & I gushed a little over our love for all things FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (Ducky to Scott: “Friday Night Lights” kicks ass”), and he seemed very appreciative. Scott was loving Ducky’s VOTE PETRELLI pin (a big hit all over Comic-Con) and wanted to know where he could get one (hopefully he made his way over to the HEROES booth).

A big shout out to the Duckster for pointing out Scott and taking the pic above!


What to Watch…Monday, July 30, 2007

July 30, 2007 by  
Filed under TV News

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks. I’m finally home back on the East Coast after being away for just over two weeks in California. Thanks for your patience with me as I haven’t been able to update GMMR as much as I would have liked while I was away. Over the next few days we are going to be back in full swing with all my scoop from Comic-Con, as well as reviews of some of the my favorite Fall pilots. We are days away from August, which means just a month away from September which of course means we are getting closer to the premiere of the Fall television season. So while I’m wishing away my summer months, I just wanted to say thanks for sticking with me and GMMR!

Tonight MY BOYS returns to TBS with all new episodes. I became smitten with this PJ and her poker buddies last season and I’m co excited to have the show back tonight. TBS is treating us with two new episodes tonight. Will you be watching?  Leave me a comment and let me know.

“The Promise of a New Season” (10/9c)
A past kiss between PJ and Brendan continues to stir up tension. Elsewhere, Kenny scores a new girlfriend (Nicole Sullivan), and Andy acclimates himself to suburbia and its tiresome commute.

“Off Day” (10:30/9:30c)

PJ is called on to be a guest on a local-cable sports show. In other events, Stephanie tries to persuade PJ to go on a sojourn to Italy, and Andy grapples with his long commute to and from suburbia

Saving Grace, Holly Hunter Saving Grace
Grace and the team investigate the murder of an oilman, using Lt. Yukon’s troubled brother as an informant. Meanwhile, Grace sets out to prove her mettle by challenging angelic Earl to a wrestling match

MeeVee RecommendsThe Closer
Racially motivated gang warfare threatens to erupt when two Hispanic teens are shot and killed. As Brenda launches an investigation, the cousin of one of the victims sets out to avenge the murders.

MeeVee RecommendsKyle XY
Kyle’s visions help the Tragers look on the bright side when Stephen’s estranged father suffers a stroke and goes into a coma; Emily is dismayed by Jessi’s lack of progress in therapy.

MeeVee RecommendsAge of Love
The women’s families arrive and are given the opportunity to question Mark. Later, Mark goes on several dates that include salsa dancing, high tea and a carriage ride.

Talk Show Round Up…

The Late Show with David Letterman
Andy Samberg, the Bravery

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Jennifer Lopez, Kevin Nealon, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova

Jimmy Kimmel Live
LeBron James, Timothy Olyphant, Velvet Revolver (R 7/12/07)

Late Night with Conan O’Brien
John Leguizamo, James Blake, Marc Broussard

Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Drew Carey, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Nellie McKay

Last Call with Carson Daly
Jeanne Tripplehorn, James Morrison (R 6/19/07)

The Daily Show
Alastair Campbell

The Colbert Report
Evan Osnos

LOST Video from Comic-Con: Dharma Initiative, Station 6

July 29, 2007 by  
Filed under Lost

The producers of LOST shared this exclusive video earlier this week at Comic-Con.  It appears to be a Dharma Initiative initiation/training video from Station 6: The Orchid.

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I wasn’t able to attend the LOST panel myself, but make sure to check out DuckyDoesTV.com and Seat42F for a tons of scoop, spoilers and pics from the event.

Comic-Con Preview Pics

July 29, 2007 by  
Filed under Anna Friel, Chuck, Jason Dohring, Lee Pace, Zach Levi

I had a free minute so I thought I would give you a sneak peak at some of the pics I snagged while at Comic-Con.  More are coming, but enjoy this eye candy until I get around to posting the rest.

Zach Levi  Jensen Ackles

Lee Pace and Anna Friel Jason Dohring

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